Percipient thought-pieces and opinions from some of
the world’s most respected industry leaders.
From domineering nuns to tyrannical teachers, Amy Kean has been on the sharp end of other women's ire since her school days. But why are some women so quick to criticise others of their gender, and can prejudice, Queen Bee syndrome and the need for male approval be put aside so that gender equality can be achieved?
Rhea Scott, President of Little Minx, believes that diversity, equity and inclusion has lost its way, and while the industry is still crying out for discussion around and the promotion of DE&I, the focus should be on something different.
In this [be warned, slightly spoilery] article Frances Docx, Strategy Director at 20something London, examines how the global phenomenon that is Squid Game can act as a blueprint for how the advertising industry communicates.
In response to youth-culture agency and production company Young Hero's PRIDE 365 initiative, filmmaker Junting Zhou, photographer Lex Barberio and designer Jacques Agbobly came together in an artist roundtable to discuss inclusion across the advertising industry and arts space.
After directing a recent campaign about one of the Royal Navy's first Sikh submariners, Familia director Sashinski (aka Sasha Nathwani) reflects on how the story spoke to him about his own career journey, the difficulties of fitting in, and the strides that have been made around diversity in the filmmaking industry.
New RSA signing Somayeh - one of The Shiny Awards success stories - chats about some of her top industry tips for new directors, alongside New Business Director Mia Powell.
Nicola Kemp, Editorial Director of Creativebrief, thinks that an industry narrative of social impact campaigns 'caring too much' is having a long-term negative effect. Creativity, she argues, has the power to change the narrative, but that doesn't mean there's not a cost to the stories we tell.
Eric Yaverbaum, CEO of Ericho Communications, looks at the growing number of brands that are happy to splash some Pride around without actually backing it up with ethics.